"Hippie Acid Freak Drag Queens:" Situating The Cockettes Within An Art Historical Context, 2017 CUNY Hunter College
"Hippie Acid Freak Drag Queens:" Situating The Cockettes Within An Art Historical Context, Scott Dow
School of Arts & Sciences Theses
This thesis situates the Cockettes – a performance group rarely referenced in art historical discourse - within Bay Area performance art, second-wave feminist art, and the Gay Liberation Movement. Contextualizing the Cockettes within their contemporary art movements provides a new understanding of the group and emphasizes their significance to art history.
Going Old School: Using Eighteenth Century Pedagogy Models To Foster Musical Skills And Creativity In Today's Students, 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Going Old School: Using Eighteenth Century Pedagogy Models To Foster Musical Skills And Creativity In Today's Students, Monique Arar
UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones
Recent research has illuminated a pedagogical approach to keyboard improvisation of the Italian conservatories of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, namely that of partimenti: single-stave, multiple clef exercises in which students were trained to improvise (Gjerdingen 2007, Sanguinetti 2012, van Tour 2015). This approach was passed down through oral instruction until the mid-twentieth century, when pedagogical priorities shifted away from improvisation and compositional creativity towards virtuosity, technique and adherence to the printed page. Simultaneously, the tradition of decade-long musical apprenticeship was replaced with semester-long courses in music theory and harmony.
The existing research on partimenti presents a compelling historical narrative ...
Sonder: Locating The Unessentialized Self In Movement Practices, 2017 Dominican University of California
Sonder: Locating The Unessentialized Self In Movement Practices, Joel Walsham
Honors Theses and Capstone Projects
This research will contend with the ever-present endeavor in many models of contemporary dance practices to ‘be yourself’ – to seek out an illusive core of your being, and engage with your essential self. Through a survey of cultural studies and social identity that includes the contributions of Judith Butler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, Todd Reeser, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the idea of an essential self will be challenged, throwing into question the dominant conception of self used in contemporary dance practices. Through a brief review of two historical conceptions of self in dance, that of Isadora Duncan and the post-modern dance ...
A Summer Experience As A Paid Actor: It’S Not All Broken Legs, 2017 East Tennessee State University
A Summer Experience As A Paid Actor: It’S Not All Broken Legs, Reagan James
Undergraduate Honors Theses
A Summer Experience as a Paid Actor: It’s Not All Broken Legs
Thesis Statement: Finding out that you are going to be paid to act sounds like a dream come true, but there is a lot more to it than just the glitz and glam of the final product.
Finding Exuberance For The Role Shelby In Baltimore., 2017 University of Louisville
Finding Exuberance For The Role Shelby In Baltimore., Danielle Smart
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis documents my discovery of exuberance as the key to a successful performance and reveals the challenges I faced in developing a character whose major actions in the play fall into the category of masking (i.e. hiding, avoiding, dodging). I define exuberance and discuss how I came to understand that sustaining exuberance requires a great deal of technical expertise specifically in acting, movement and voice in order to accommodate the demands of the character. I contend that exuberance also requires commitment and nurturing of the actor’s personal artistic vision. This thesis will discuss some of the difficulties ...
Fantastical Body Narratives : Cosplay, Performance, And Gender Diversity., 2017 University of Louisville
Fantastical Body Narratives : Cosplay, Performance, And Gender Diversity., Tiffany M. Hutabarat-Nelson
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This dissertation aims to explore how the phenomenon of cosplay has been able to produce and sustain a diversity of gender expression due to its emergence from an activity-based community that emphasizes creative play. This creative energy is manifested through cosplay as an active, ritualized practice in which gender diversity is invited to be realized as a distinct possibility, resulting in a display of a full range of masculinities and femininities as well as crossplays and genderbend cosplays. I argue that cosplay can therefore be understood as a phenomenon that destabilizes the gender binary—its active practice promotes the production ...
Laughing At Ourselves: Music And Identity In Comedic Performance, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Laughing At Ourselves: Music And Identity In Comedic Performance, Peter Trigg
Standup comedy actively performs and engages with constructions of self and social identity, especially in terms of ethnic difference and the negotiation of American race relations. Musical comedy, wherein standup comedians perform song onstage, represents one facet of this expression that configures musical texts and expectations in the service of cultural observation and critique. Bo Burnham and Reggie Watts characterize two disparate approaches to the practice based on their aesthetic tastes, existential anxieties, and racial experiences. The two present their respective identities onstage in relation to a changing American political landscape of the early 21st century that has seen widespread ...
Ouachita To Host Annual One-Act Play Festival May 4-5, 2017 Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita To Host Annual One-Act Play Festival May 4-5, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau
Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Theatre Arts will host its annual One-Act Play Festival on Thursday and Friday, May 4-5. The performances, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Verser Theatre at 7:30 p.m. both nights.
A total of six one acts will be performed throughout the weekend, with three on each night. All of the shows are directed by senior theatre majors enrolled in the play directing class, a capstone course for a theatre degree.
Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, 2017 Liberty University
Expressions Of Madness In Coloratura Mad Scenes Of Bel Canto Operas, Rachel G. Christenson
Senior Honors Theses
This thesis will explore the musical innovations in the mad scenes of the bel canto composers in the 1800s. It will analyze Gaetano Donizetti’s mad scenes in Anna Bolena (1830) and Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), and Vincezzo Bellini’s mad scenes in I Puritani (1835) to discover how each composer expresses madness through the high and virtuosic voice of the coloratura soprano. The subject of madness is not a new idea in opera. However, the mad scenes of Donizetti and Bellini are the most successful and are often performed in opera houses around the world. Specific attention is given ...
Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, 2017 Dominican University of California
Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, Anica Bottom
Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2018
Examination of humans as dancers interaction with our surrounding environment. Performance and experimental movement improvisation clips shown.
Una Traducción Dúctil: El Beso De La Mujer Araña Y Los Códigos Artificiales, 2017 Georgia State University
Una Traducción Dúctil: El Beso De La Mujer Araña Y Los Códigos Artificiales, Sam Mccracken
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Sight And Song Augmented, 2017 West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Sight And Song Augmented, Robert P. Fletcher
Sight and Song Augmented: Painting and Poetry in Mixed Reality
This file is an Android application built in the Unity 3D game engine with the Vuforia Augmented Reality extension. It remediates Sight and Song (1892) by Michael Field (Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper), a collection of ekphrastic poetry about paintings by the Old Masters.
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], 2017 Director and Dramaturgy Coordinator
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe
The Complete Works takes us through all of Shakespeare’s Histories, Comedies and Tragedies in one hilarious show! It’s a fast-paced romp through the Bard’s well known plays. Join three actors, lots of wigs, crazy props, bona fide costumes, and iambic pentameter all rolled into this Shakespearean adventure you won’t soon forget. It’s time to get up close and personal with this in-your-face merriment staged in our black-box performance venue.
Cross(Ing) The Line: Leadership In Devised Theatre, 2017 Chapman University
Cross(Ing) The Line: Leadership In Devised Theatre, Monica Furman
Honors Papers and Posters
“Traditional" (Western) theatre focuses on the relationship between the playwright and the director. Devised theatre is a reaction to the dominant ideology; it is ensemble-created original work. A group of artists collaborate and create a play with no script and, sometimes, no initial theme or message. They use various different art forms as well as interviews and narratives to create a theatrical experience.
School Tour Of James And The Giant Peach, 2017 The University of Maine
School Tour Of James And The Giant Peach, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences
Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series
The musical touring version of James and the Giant Peach is adapted directly from Roald Dahl's classic children's book. This project blends two areas that hold much interest for our current students, musical theater, and children centered theater. This show will incorporate song, dance, puppetry, and intricate costumes.
“A Body Past Compare”: Romeo And Juliet And The Language Of Appearance, 2017 Iowa State University
“A Body Past Compare”: Romeo And Juliet And The Language Of Appearance, Allison Kirstukas
Honors Projects and Posters
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been performed all over the world for over 400 years, yet it has never been studied exclusively from the perspective of appearance studies. This lack of research increases the difficulty of costuming the play faithfully, and ignores the substantial correlation between language referring to appearance and the thematic content of the play itself. The researcher and advisor focused on filling this gap by auditing all references to appearance used in the play, using Hillestad’s definition of appearance as an umbrella term for dress and the body as the foundation for data extraction ...
Performer And Writer Biographies, 2017 University of Dayton
Performer And Writer Biographies, University Of Dayton
Season 1: The Crossroads
Names and descriptions of the performers and writers involved with this podcast series.
Fairies That Fouetté And Princesses That Promenade: Examining The Allure Of The Fairytale Ballet Through Petipa’S Sleeping Beauty, 2017 Loyola Marymount University
Fairies That Fouetté And Princesses That Promenade: Examining The Allure Of The Fairytale Ballet Through Petipa’S Sleeping Beauty, Caeli L. Koizumi
Dance Department Journal of Best Dance Papers
No abstract provided.
The Nature Of Movement: Finding The Connection Between Dance And Climate Science, 2017 Loyola Marymount University
The Nature Of Movement: Finding The Connection Between Dance And Climate Science, Paige Petersen
Dance Department Journal of Best Dance Papers
No abstract provided.
La Resistencia Cultural A Través Del Teatro De Las Oprimidas Para La Cultivación De La Subjetividad De La Mujer En Un Contexto De Violencia De Género: Un Estudio De Caso Del Colectivo De Mujeres Osadía / Cultural Resistance And The Cultivation Of The Subjective Through Theatre Of The Oppressed For The Woman In A Context Of Gender Violence: A Case Study With Colectivo De Mujeres Osadía In Jose Leon Suarez, Province Of Buenos Aires, 2017 SIT Study Abroad
La Resistencia Cultural A Través Del Teatro De Las Oprimidas Para La Cultivación De La Subjetividad De La Mujer En Un Contexto De Violencia De Género: Un Estudio De Caso Del Colectivo De Mujeres Osadía / Cultural Resistance And The Cultivation Of The Subjective Through Theatre Of The Oppressed For The Woman In A Context Of Gender Violence: A Case Study With Colectivo De Mujeres Osadía In Jose Leon Suarez, Province Of Buenos Aires, Lela Biggus
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
Hay en este momento en la historia una ola de movimientos feministas barriendo la vida política de Buenos Aires. Movimientos como Ni Una Menos busca, en una variedad de métodos, para interrumpir el discurso destructivo de la cultura machista que produce la violencia de género y hace que el acto de femicidio, el asesinato de una mujer por su género, sea común.
En mis investigaciones exploro cómo el Teatro del oprimido, una práctica teatral de Augusto Boal, puede transformarse en una experiencia de resistencia cultural y subjetivación de la mujer en un contexto de violencia de género. Yo pasé tiempo ...